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Caldwell Arts Council is Calling for Artists in Caldwell County, NC, to Participate in Visual Artists Competition and Art Around Caldwell Studio Tour – Deadline May 27, 2017

May 10, 2017

The Caldwell Arts Council in Lenoir, NC, is pleased to announce the 41st Annual Caldwell Visual Artists Competition scheduled for June 2 – July 29, 2017. Sondra Dorn, a visual artist from Asheville NC, will judge the competition and cash prizes will be awarded.

This competition is open to 2-D (paintings, collage, etc.) and 3-D (pottery, small sculpture, etc.) visual artists 18 years of age or older who reside, work, attend school or take art classes in Caldwell County. Photography is excluded from this competition.

A non-refundable entry fee of $25 entitles each artist to display two works of art, to be delivered on either May 26th (9am-5pm) or May 27th (10am-2pm). Cash awards have been increased to include: Best in Show $350, 2nd Place $200, 3rd Place $150, People’s Choice $150, and up to three merit awards of $100 each.

Artists from Caldwell County and contiguous counties are also invited to open their home studios or set up in a local business in Caldwell County on Saturday, June 24th, 9am-4pm for the Art Around Ca;dwell Studio Tour. Artists participating in both events will receive recognition in the Caldwell Visual Artists Competition exhibit, and a discount on the entry fee for this studio tour.

All details on both events are available by calling the Caldwell Arts Council at 828/754-2486 or visiting the website at (www.caldwellarts.com).

The Caldwell Arts Council is located at 601 College Avenue, Lenoir, and open Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm.

ArtFields Finally Posts the Remaining Award Winners – Two Days After the Competition Ends

May 1, 2017

ArtFields 2017 Merit Award winners include:

Deighton Abrams of Seneca, SC, for “Winter Kept Us Warm/Shanty Shanty Shanty”

Natalie Daise of Georgetown, SC, for “She Rises I & II”

Kendall Garner of Anderson, SC, for “Grasp”

Lisa Humphreys of Atlanta, GA, for “Ringleader”

Dapper Bruce Lafitte of New Orleans, LA, for “A Blue Throw Down”

Kelly Oakes of Charlottesville, VA, for “Determined”

Kate Osmond of Murrells Inlet, SC, for “Granary”

Bow Smith of Charleston, SC, for “Curtains”

Janet Swigler of Columbia, SC, for “Room for Magic”

Joseph Walton of New Orleans, LA, for “Spy Boy Ricky”

Six of the 10 are from South Carolina maintaining the 60% ratio of how many artists in the competition were from SC – 60%. Isn’t that something how that turned out.

And again when looking at the photos of the ten award winners I have to wonder what the judges were thinking or what they were told to pick. If these are some of the best of the “Masterpieces” (ArtField’s words not mine) out of the 400 + in the competition – oh my. But if you didn’t go see this exhibit, go check the artworks on the ArtField’s website before they take them down.

These winners will cost this competition a lot of entries next year – like I say if there is a next year.

2017 ArtFields Results – Well Some of Them

April 30, 2017

Well, some of you might have been losing sleep wondering who and what won the 2017 ArtFields competition. I didn’t go this year – you should know why if you’re a regular follower of me or “Carolina Arts”. Looking at these results tells me many who were in this competition won’t be happy with the results. From looking at the artist’s gallery on the ArtFields website I can see that they had to be near the bottom of the barrel to fill out the 400 + slots for this year’s exhibit. There was a lot of good and even great art included but there was a lot of so, so art too. And some entries just make you wonder how they made the cut. But go see for yourself – if you also didn’t go. In my opinion this group of winners will cost them many an entry next year – if there is a next year.

This was an art event most of the media missed or didn’t care about. My Google Alerts only came up with articles in the Florence newspaper or local TV stations. They even tried to hype a controversy, but it didn’t get much attention either.

So here are the results they have reported, incomplete as is:

The top prize winner was Alexi Torres (Atlanta, GA), who won $50,000 for her oil on canvas piece “Spiritual Security- Safe in Prayer.”

Brittany Watkins (Tallahassee, FL) won the juried prize of $25,000 for her mixed-media piece “Except Self plus Elsewhere.”

The top 2-D people’s choice winner was Michael Geddings (Lexington, SC). He received $12,500 for his painting Hopeful Soul.

The Top 3-D people’s choice winner Haley Ard (Pamplico, SC). She won $12,500 for her piece “Made-Up” which uses cosmetics.

(What a surprise that local artists win these two awards.)

Category award winners for the ArtFields competition include Matt Bryant (digital media – Vance, AL), Heather Mae Erickson (sculpture – Sylva NC), Jessica Burke (drawing – Statesboro, GA), Gardner Cole Miller (installation – Sumter, SC, but bio says Miami, FL, based), Brant Barrett (photography – Surfside Beach, SC), Connie Lippert (Mixed Media – Seneca, SC) and Maggie Evans (painting – Savannah, GA). Each winner received $1,500.

I got most of all this info from an article in the “Florence Morning News”, ArtFields has just posted the top four winners on their Facebook page and website. And here it is after noon on the Sunday after the event and they still have no word about the ten Merit Award winners. I guess it was too far passed their bedtime Saturday night for them to post the total results anywhere.  So ten participating artists still have hope. Good luck.

Franklin G. Burroughs – Simon B Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, Announces Awards from Horry-Georgetown County High Schools “18th Annual Juried Art Exhibition”

April 27, 2017

Out of 302 submitted works of art from 12 high schools in Horry and Georgetown Counties, 80 works of art were selected to be shown in the Horry-Georgetown County High Schools “18th Annual Juried Art Exhibition”, on view through May 21, 2017. This year, full-time artist and owner of William H. Miller Studios & Fine Art in Myrtle Beach, Miller, judged both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works, each category receiving a first, second and third place ribbon, as well as a Best in Show and eight honorable mentions.

We are honored to announce this year’s winners:


Timothy Hunter with his work “Girl with Two Pearl Earrings”

2017 Best in Show – Timothy Hunter, “Girl with Two Pearl Earrings”, Oil, Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology

The Sudie Payne Daves’ Memorial Scholarship Award – Caitey Ronan, Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology

2D Awards:

1st Place – Caitey Ronan, “A Saturday Afternoon with My Love”, Chalk pastel, Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology

2nd Place – Jenna Wasserman, “The Cycle”, Mixed media, Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology

3rd Place – Megan Wert, “Taylor Rice”, Mixed media, Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology

Honorable mention for outstanding use of traditional materials:

Marissa Forestiero, “Island Yoga”, Graphite, St. James High School

Honorable mention for outstanding use of non-traditional materials:

Haven Wright – “Thread of Life,” Fiber. Carolina Forest High School

Honorable mention for most thought-provoking work of art:

Kimberly Miner – “Reflection”, Mixed media, Socastee High School

3D Awards:


Work by Alexis Gagnon

1st Place – Alexis Gagnon, “Bulldog”, Ceramic, Carolina Forest High School

2nd Place – Bryan Browning, “Hang Tin”, Metal, Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology

3rd Place – Kyle Blandford, “Prisoners of Mind”, Sculpey, Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology

Honorable mention for outstanding use of traditional materials:

Camron Cooper – “Scorpio”, Metal, Loris High School

Honorable mention for outstanding use of non-traditional materials:

Graciana Miers – “Porcine Irony”, Wire sculpture wrapped in sausage casing, St. James High School

Honorable Mention for most thought-provoking work of art:

Caroline Long – “Not Funeral Flowers”, Mixed media, Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology

Carolyn Powell Award for most effective use of color:

Camila Familia – “Los Cangrejos”, Watercolor, St. James High School

Judge’s Choice (sponsored by the WACG):

Henry Wong – “ChikapKamuy”, digital scratch board, Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology

Juror’s Choice:

Skyler Lee – “Pull from the Roots”, Mixed media, Academy for the Arts, Science, and Technology

Voting for our 2017 People’s Choice Award is now open! Visit the Horry-Georgetown County High Schools “18th Annual Juried Art Exhibition” at the Art Museum and view all 80 works of art! Vote for the work of art that you would like to see take home the coveted People’s Choice Award anytime through May 21, 2017! The winner will be announced at the end of the exhibition.

Thanks you to our judge, William H. Miller, and our generous sponsors: HTC This is life. Connect with it, and Sandy Hubbard and Thomas Logan

For further information call the Museum at 843/238-2510 or visit (www.MyrtleBeachArtMuseum.org).

Arts Council of York County in Rock Hill, SC, Call for Artists for the “28th Annual Juried Competition” – Deadline June 30, 2017

April 27, 2017

The Arts Council of York County presents the “28th Annual Juried Competition” at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, SC, from Aug. 4 – Sept. 10, 2017. The deadline for entries is Friday, June 30, 2017, at 5pm. This is NOT a postmark deadline for mailed entries. Winners will be announced at a free, public reception to be held at the Center for the Arts on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 at 5:30pm.

The “Juried Competition” is open internationally to artists 18 and older. Only original work, created in the last two (2) years, and not previously shown at the Center for the Arts, Dalton Gallery will be accepted. All forms of media are eligible, including video. Limit four pieces per artist.


“Afraid of Being” by Alexis Howard winner of the “27th Annual Juried Competition” Gerald and Barbara Schapiro Best of Show

Entry Fees: Member: $30 for up to two pieces, each additional piece is $10; Non-members: $40 for up to two pieces, each additional piece is $10.

Please make checks payable to the Arts Council of York County. Complete guidelines and entry information will be available at (www.yorkcountyarts.org) on May 1, 2017.

AWARDS
Gerald & Barbara Schapiro Best of Show – $1,000
1st Place     – $500
2nd Place – $200
3rd Place – $100

JUROR | MARGARET STRICKLAND
Margaret Strickland, a Charlotte, NC, based photographer, has been making portraits of family, friends, and strangers for over a decade. Born and raised in Valdosta, GA, Strickland was influenced by cultural norms of the Deep South — a foundation that would later surface as an undercurrent in her work. Her work explores concepts of gender identity and performance, expectations of the self and of society, and the confluence of these ideas in the constructed poses of intimate portraits. Her works have been shown nationally at galleries and institutions, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, and The Mint Museum Uptown, Charlotte.

The Arts Council is headquartered in downtown Rock Hill, a state-recognized cultural district.

For more information on Arts Council events, contact the Arts Council of York County at 803/328-2787, by e-mail at (arts@yorkcountyarts.org), or visit our webpage at (www.yorkcountyarts.org).

Red Rose Festival in Lancaster, SC, Calls for Entries in the 2017 Photography Contest – Deadline Apr. 21, 2017

March 30, 2017

The Red Rose Festival Photography Contest & Exhibition sponsored by the Lancaster County Council of the Arts will take part with the annual Red Rose Festival on May 19/20, 2017, in downtown Lancaster, SC. Open to all ages, participants are asked to submit one 8 x 10 color or black/white photography of their visual interpretation of what makes our Lancaster community special. There is no entry fee. This is a juried competition and there are cash awards: $150 for first place, $100 for second and $50 for third. In addition, an Honorable Mention photograph is named. Exhibition will be on display in the Springs House galleries during May.

All submissions are due by 3pm on Apr. 21, 2017, to the Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 201 West Gay Street, Lancaster, SC.

For more information and/or to register call 803/285-7451, e-mail to (arts.takepart@gmail.com) or visit (www.lccarts.net). Sponsored by the Lancaster County Council of the Arts and the City of Lancaster.

Associated Artists of Southport, NC, Calls for Entries for Summer Regional Show – Deadline is June 19, 2017

March 18, 2017

The Associated Artists of Southport, NC, is accepting entries through June 10, 2017 for the “Summer Regional Show” (juried art show) to take place June 26, through July 15, 2017.  Robert Joyner (2D) and Shane Mickey (3D) will judge from actual work. All work will be displayed at Franklin Square Gallery in Southport, NC.

For complete details go to (www.franklinsquaregallery.com).

Art League of Hilton Head on Hilton Head Island, SC, Calls for Entries for Its “Biennale National Juried Exhibition” – Deadline is Mar. 17, 2017

February 28, 2017

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Art League of Hilton Head, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization, invites you to enter the 25th edition of our “BIENNALE, National Juried Exhibition”, held every other year across multiple media types. Over $7000 in cash prizes will be awarded.

All works of art selected by jurors will be on display from May 2-31, 2017, at Art League Gallery located inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island, SC. This art gallery provides the finest exhibit space with high tourist and community visibility.

“BIENNALE” judge Susan Mayfield is an award winning artist known for her use of color and light in pastel and oils.

For more info about the “BIENNALE” please visit (https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4048).

Entry deadline is March 17, 2017.

All entrants will be notified by Mar. 31, 2017.

Anderson Arts Center in Anderson, SC, Calls for Entries for Its “42nd Annual Juried Show” – Deadline Apr. 1, 2017

February 27, 2017

The Anderson Arts Center’s “42nd Annual Juried Show” and Partnership for Public Arts: SculpTOUR will accept entries on Thursday, Mar. 30, 2017, through Saturday, Apr. 1, 2017, from 10am–4pm in Anderson, SC. Over $18,000 in prizes for Best In Show, Second, Third with specials awards in photography, watercolor, fine craft, and purchase awards are available. Awards for outdoor sculpture total $6,000. The announcement of winners will be held at the Awards Ceremony on Friday, Apr. 28. The show will run until May 26, 2017.

Entries for the annual juried show should be delivered to 110 Federal Street in Anderson, SC. Sculpture entries may be entered as photographs with full description by e-mail at (sydneyb@andersonarts.org). A prospectus may be obtained by calling 864/222-2787 or online at (www.andersonarts.org).

SPRING 2017 – CALL FOR ENTRIES FROM WINTHROP CVPA GRADUATES – Deadline Feb. 28, 2017

February 14, 2017

Editor’s Note: I didn’t have time to clean ths up due to a quick deadline.

LOOM Coworking is a dynamic work environment in downtown Fort Mill that is filled with
entrepreneurs and independent creatives from across York County and south Charlotte. It includes a
brand new substantial exhibit space for local artists called GALLERY@LOOM. Our current professional
exhibit is from Marge Loudon Moody, internationally shown artist and Winthrop professor. The
Gallery@LOOM is free and accessible to the public 8am-4pm Monday through Friday, after hours and on
weekends during public and private events, and by appointment. See our website for a virtual tour of
the gallery, more details related to this call for entries, and information regarding the closing reception
for this exhibit (http://loomcoworking.com/artists-and-students/)

Call for Entries – The March-June 2017 Gallery@LOOM juried show will highlight Winthrop University
CVPA graduates and encourage graduates to explore alternative venues, creative display opportunities
and publicly accessible spaces to exhibit their work to the greater community.

The artists:
Winthrop University, College of Visual and Performing Arts Graduates (undergrad or graduate degrees)
from 2007 through 2016. 2D (and specific 3D) works from graduates from ANY program housed within
any CVPA academic department are welcome. Works do not have to represent that graduate’s particular
degree or concentration media. Priority given toward those who are currently actively working as
practicing artists and designers as well as those still living in the Carolinas.

The art:
• 2D work appropriate to be hung in a corporate environment / public events venue • Due to the scale of the venue,
priority given to larger works or multiple related pieces • 3D work that is wall mounted (low-relief) or ceiling mounted may
be accepted, based on space availability. Small 3D work will be shown at pop-up exhibit at reception
• Able to have work on exhibit until late June, 2017
• Potential opportunity for public site sculpture (contact Programming Coordinator to discuss)

Entry Requirements –
Digital images (JPEG) approx. 10” x 8” 72dpi (no more than 2MB each to ensure transmission) of up to
eight (8) works submitted via email to jbelk@loomcoworking.com no later than midnight Sunday, Feb
26th
. File names to include artist/piece (ex: jbelk_stilllife.jpg, jbelk_collage.jpg, etc.). Email must include: • All digital
submission images, correctly named
• Artist bio (3-4 sentences regarding background, education, interests) • Artist email address, mailing address, phone
number, degree and year of graduation, website
• For each piece (Title, Artist Statement, Media used, Sales price, Size of piece, Any installation
requirements or instructions

Notification to artists: March 3rd Accepted Entries Due Date/Delivery: March 6th or March 7th

Installation: March 10th and 11th

Gallery events and artist promotion:
A reception will be held for the exhibit mid-way through the show and artists are encouraged to provide
cards, pamphlets or other promotional information to be kept on site. LOOM will promote works,
exhibit, artists and reception on multiple social media outlets.

We would love to know if you are intending
to submit. To let us know or to ask questions,
please contact:
Jennifer Blanchard Belk
Director/Programming Coordinator
jbelk@loomcoworking.com; 803-548-LOOM